Art & Culture

A Community Screening Series of Lo Que Queda en el Camino (2021) at the US-MX Border

Sentient.Art.Film, in partnership with ENTRE Film Center & Regional Archive, presents Lo Que Queda En El Camino (What Remains on the Way) as part of a traveling community screening series taking place at the LUPE Meeting Hall in San Juan on Sunday, May 7, 2023. The film follows Lilian, an indigenous mother of four, traveling from Guatemala to the US border. The free event will include panel discussions, a donation drive, and more!

Owner of RGV Refillery, Marisa Bravo, stands next to wooden shelves of eco-friendly goods, such as toilet paper, dish scrubbers, and soap.

Saving The RGV One Refill At A Time

RGV Refillery, owned by Marisa Bravo, offers bulk goods and aims to educate the community by hosting workshops that teach and advocate for low-waste lifestyles and sustainable practices. Marisa is proudly forging a path towards a more sustainable, eco-conscious, and greener Rio Grande Valley.

Coming to America: Mexican immigrants recall their journey into the United States

The people who crossed El Rio Grande and set foot on the Valley are those ones who carried and cemented its culture and traditions. We kindly asked two migrants from older generations, Yolis (50 years old) and Jose (60 years old), to share their journeys and experiences living in America. This is what they had to say.

Búho: Brownsville’s Barrier-Breaking Bookstore

After twelve years of Brownsville, Texas, not having a traditional bookstore, Brownsville-native Gilbert Hernandez decided to open Búho, an indie bookstor, offering newly printed and secondhand books. Búho’s mission is simple: to cultivate a love of reading with the community.

Despite the Distance, Art Unites the 956

The Virtual Artist-in-Residence (V-AiR), Cultivarte Laredo’s signature program, grants (3) South Texas artists stipends of $1,250 to work remotely for three months to create a new body of artwork while working closely with a mentor and engaging with a virtual audience. Learn more about the residency and apply by March 11th!